November 24th, 2013 09:54 EST
Rodney Dangerfield Website Goes Live For His 92nd Birthday: Video
"The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield`s wife, Joan, has established the website www.rodney.com in honor of the icon`s 92nd birthday Friday.
Dangerfield died in 2004 at the age of 82.
"Known chiefly for his no-respect persona, Rodney was the Socrates of our time,` Joan Dangerfield said in a statement. " Getting no respect was not only his tag line, but his hypothesis.` "
Rodney Dangerfield paid his dues, and then some. He started performing at age 20, and for decades he toiled in relative obscurity. In the 80`s the stars supernaturally aligned in his favor, and he hit the big time, appearing in movies like Easy Money, Caddyshack and Back to School. Around this time he also made a series of celebrated commercials for Miller Lite beer.
Dangerfield embodied his tag line "I can`t get no respect ", he looked like a sad sack everyman who never took first place, but kept plugging away.
If Dangerfield finally achieved the pinnacle of his career, there`s hope for every one of us to find success in our field of enterprise.
Dangerfield died before the age of social media really took off, but his brand of rapid-fire jokes would have been perfect for Twitter.
I`m thrilled that posthumously Dangerfield is getting a little bit of respect with his own Web site.
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